Grants & Competitions

Competitions in 2024

Our seventh Mid-Career Fellowship competition closed on 28th March 2024.

We expect to run First Book Grant and Flexible Grants for Small Groups competitions later in 2024.

Competition launches will be announced via the ISRF Mailing List – please subscribe for updates and announcements.

First Book Grants

For scholars within 3 years of PhD award.

Early Career Fellowships

For scholars within 10 years of PhD award.

Mid-Career Fellowships

For scholars more than 10 years post-PhD.

Independent Scholar Fellowships

For independent scholars.

Collaborative Fellowships

For pairs of scholars from different disciplinary backgrounds.

Political Economy Fellowships

For scholars working in Political Economy.

Small Group Projects

For groups of 2-10 scholars.

Essay Prize Archive

Essay Prize competitions in Social Theory, Organisation Studies, Economics & Interdisciplinarity, 2014-2022

The ISRF seeks to fund innovative research which breaks with existing explanatory frameworks so as to address afresh empirical problems with no currently adequate theory or investigative methodology.

Innovation may also come from controversial theoretical approaches motivated by critical challenge of incumbent theories. Interdisciplinarity in the generation of new investigative initiatives may be achieved by combining and transforming empirical methods and theoretical insights from the social sciences. Projects ranging across the breadth of the social scientific disciplines and interdisciplinary research fields are welcome, and relevant applications from scholars working within the humanities and the natural sciences are also encouraged.